Thanks for the reply, I've got the whole magugala, the entire "sail package" as they call it including the M81202 type three hydraulic linear drive
. It comes with motor
and sensor, etc. And the Evolution EV-1 ACU-400 package. After days on the Raymarine forum, this is what the tech suggested. There's no problem hooking the hydraulic drive onto the rudder
post, I've a long extension which is like a small tiller already attached for my current
In my current
, old, burned out system, the steering hydraulic lines are "T'd" into the AP hydraulic pump which runs of a 12v chain and sprocket motor
. (Did I tell you this is very old)
I have asked raymarine through their tech lines why can't I do that with this drive unit. His only answer was the unit wasn't designed for that. I was handed off to another tech, then another and they had the same answer.
The only thing I got from 4 hours of discussion was that I can mount the unit on the opposite side of the hull
opposing the steering cylinder so it would work independently. That sounds fine in theory, but, the AP has a clutch
in the hydraulics so the steering could push against the AP cylinder, but my concern is whether the AP cylinder can push against the steering cylinder. And was wondering among the thousands of members here does anyone have a set-up like that?